Delmar Announces the Release of the DEWALT® Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook

Clifton Park, NY – June 18, 2012 – Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, and DEWALT® today announced the availability of a new title in the Complete Handbook series – the DEWALT® Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook.

The DEWALT® Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook presents the 2012 International Residential Code® in a clear, logical format so that professionals can easily understand and identify the most common code requirements for building one- or two-family dwellings.  Sections of the book cover a wide range of residential construction topics, including administrative standards, definitions of terms, building planning, foundations, floors, walls, roofs, chimneys and fireplaces, energy efficiency, mechanical, plumbing and electrical. Topics are accompanied by detailed illustrations that help to explain how the codes are applied in real-world situations. A few examples of the many compelling features include:

  • Consolidated Coverage – The text within provides a comprehensive summary covering all facets of the 2012 International Residential Code® in a condensed and easy to read format.
  • Less Text-Heavy – Research and experience have indicated that professionals prefer content to be presented in short, powerful textual elements, as opposed to long, paragraph-heavy sections.
  • Instructional Illustrations – Dynamic, real-world illustrations provide clear instruction on complex code topics.
  • Inexpensive Code Reference Option – The DEWALT® Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook provides broad code coverage at an affordable price.

“We are excited to present another addition to our popular Complete Handbook series of DEWALT reference titles,” said Greg Clayton, vice president, Delmar. “The author, Lynn Underwood, is certified by the International Code Council (ICC) and has been in the industry for 27 years. He uses his extensive knowledge of code development and building safety to translate intricate code language into an easy-to-follow guide that will be useful for all residential construction professionals.”

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About the Author
Lynn Underwood, author of Common Code Problems and the DEWALT® Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook, from Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, is a Building Code Official with the City of Norfolk, Virginia. He has worked in the building safety and building code development industries for over 27 years and is a Certified Building Official. Underwood is fully certified in all aspects of construction by the International Code Council (ICC) and sits on four national code development committees. He has participated in developing significant changes in the codes over the past 10 years, and regularly testifies at ICC code hearings for or against proposed code changes. Formerly, Underwood served as the president of the Virginia Building and Code Official’s Association. A graduate engineer, Underwood is a former home builder, a licensed contractor in Virginia and teaches construction and building code classes with the Virginia Building Code Academy, Eastern Shore Community College and Tidewater Community College.

About Cengage Learning and Delmar
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, is the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Delmar’s market-leading imprints include Chilton, Milady and NetLearning. For more information please visit or

About DEWALT® (
DEWALT® is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DEWALT® tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America.    

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